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State Water Board Approves Removal of Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium

On August 1, 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution to remove the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) for the pollutant…

Read More 2017-08-07

DWR’s Final 2017 Construction Plans for Lake Oroville Spillways Project Approved

On July 26, 2017 the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.…

Read More 2017-08-03

California OPR Releases 2017 General Plan Guidelines

OPR is statutorily required by Government Code Section 65040.2 to adopt and periodically revise the State General Plan Guidelines (GPG) for the preparation and content…

Read More 2017-08-03

U.S. EPA Selects 12 Projects to Apply for Water Infrastructure Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. These…

Read More 2017-08-02

Incidental Take Permit Issued For California WaterFix

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an incidental take permit for the construction and operation of California WaterFix in compliance with Section…

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Proposed Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules

The EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, along with Mr. Douglas Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works,…

Read More 2017-08-02

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Motion to Hear New Mexico’s Suit Against Colorado over Gold King Mine Spill

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over damages incurred from the Gold King Mine spill. The Court…

Read More 2017-07-06

Oregon Revises Its Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Industrial Stormwater Permit

Oregon has proposed changes to its industrial stormwater permit, which covers approximately 800 facilities throughout the state. The changes include lowered pollutant benchmarks, new corrective…

Read More 2017-07-06

Nevada State Engineer Approves Inter-Basin Water Transfer to Offset Increased Flow Rates Between Basins

Pursuant to Chapter 534 of the Nevada Revised Statues, when the Nevada State Engineer determines that a groundwater basin is being depleted: "…the State Engineer…

Read More 2017-07-06

California Removes Cap-And-Trade Expenditure Plan From 2017-2018 Budget

On May 31, 2017, California’s Budget Bill (AB 96) was amended to remove the $2.2 billion Cap-and-Trade expenditure plan (C&T Plan) proposed by Governor Jerry…

Read More 2017-07-06